Long COVID-19—a significant issue for general practice

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COVID-19 has swept through the world causing profound morbidity and mortality. Surviving COVID-19 is not the whole story since many survivors experience ongoing debilitating symptoms, sometimes for months.  Many of these people may have had only mild to moderate disease and given we will see surges of COVID-19 next year, it’s important to be aware of the complications. 

In fact, many patients will experience at least one symptom for a few weeks during their convalescent period.  

The most prevalent ongoing symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, joint pain, palpitations, loss of taste and smell, hair loss, cognitive symptoms (memory and attention deficits) and psychological distress.

This description and analysis are very useful for you and your doctors in case they missed it.  It appeared in Clinical Microbiology and Infection https://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(20)30750-3/fulltext